Stripping Paint? Try Denatured Alcohol
So, here's something I posted over Facebook, which I am only now able to post here, for the benefit of those who do not know who I am on FB.
Stripping paint is a pain. We all know this for a fact. We tried different soaking mediums with varying results. Hobby kit plastics (PS and ABS), as we all know, melt in certain mediums, so it's quite important to know which one works for our purpose and which do not.
As far as my research is concerned, brake fluid seem to do the job quite quickly, but the downside is, it's highly toxic and may not be good for plastic in the long run. Hobby grade thinners are only good for thinning paint, but they also seem to damage certain plastic over time, making them brittle when saturated (as I have experienced with my NG RF Astray and MG HiNu). It might just have happened due to my carelessness, but, I have stopped using hobby grade thinners, especially since I use mostly industrial grade spray can paints (which HGTs work poorly on) and Vallejo Hobby-Color and Game Color Acrylics which are water-based.
Then, there's denatured alcohol. I have long known the potency of the stuff even before I tried it myself, from other modelers who have been using it. Since it's alcohol, it's basically "safe." It's only toxic if you ingest it, and the only real downside of it is, it can dry your skin after prolonged use (which gloves can help with).